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Maple, Walnut, Purpleheart - End Grain Cutting Board #2

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Project by Andrew posted 992 days ago 2256 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one was a bit more difficult to make. I think the lumber is actually touigher to keep level and straight than the thicker 8/4. It’s so deceiving how long you have to make the pieces, they were about 3’ long on the first glue-up!

This is a pretty impressive pattern (I didn’t come up with it, I saw it in a picture here from MikeB), but it’s a BIT too complicated for my taste. I think I prefer the checkerboard-style myself.

I went with a bigger roundover and the salad bowl finish on this one. I like them both!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY





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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 992 days ago

Hello secutanudu

Welcome

I like your impressive cutting board

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Michael Wilson

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#2 posted 992 days ago

That’s awfully pretty. I know people love to do edges with round over bits and such, but I’m a sucker for leaving them square.

I need to figure out where to get some purpleheart around here.

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OttoH

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#3 posted 992 days ago

That is a very nice looking cutting board, I think I prefer this style to the checkerboard pattern. You did a great job on this, Welcome to LumberJocks!

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Andrew

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#4 posted 992 days ago

I guess each has their own style :) I’ll probably make more of both these, the checkerboard, and other ones as well.

My next project will be a planing sled for my router to hopefully make this go more quickly. Got a great idea from Ryan here

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 992 days ago

I like the pattern , but I think the two dark woods are too close in color after oiling and they get lost in each other.
I found that out with my own trials.

I like the rounded profile as well as the size of the board : )
Keep up the good work !!

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amagineer

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#6 posted 991 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. The pattern is very nice. What woods did you use? I wonder why the medium colored wood darkened so much. I remember one of my first CB project, I didn’t cut the first glueup long enough and ended up making the board smaller. One of the LJ’s has a link to a CB software that helps in designing a multi pattern CB. It will even show you what the end pattern will look like. Here is the link.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/11372
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Andrew

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#7 posted 991 days ago

oh. I have the program. It’s how I was able to model that one.

The woods are maple, purpleheart, walnut. The color difference is a bit more noticeable in person than it is in the picture. Next time I might try with 3 dark woods to get more of a subtle pattern. My current one is a maple/cherry….light on light, for my sister in law. My next one will be dark on dark…maybe walnut and mahogony?

Is there a list of cutting board safe (hard, closed grain) wood anywhere?

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 991 days ago

Only freshly machined Cherry is light in color , but not for long.
Exposure to UVL and air will turn it darker in no time {in case you didn’t know : ) }
This one started out very light as well , but almost looks as dark as Walnut now.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24969

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Andrew

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#9 posted 991 days ago

Even on end grain?

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 991 days ago

Yes , you can see how dark this one has become over time.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/9224

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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